An armed robbery suspect was fatally wounded Sunday night after police officers opened fire during a confrontation behind a Lauderhill home, police said.
Just before 8 p.m., a man flagged down a Lauderhill police officer at 800 N. State Road 7 to report he had been robbed of his backpack at gunpoint moments earlier. The officer learned the robbery happened at a bus stop in nearby Plantation, but the robber headed into Lauderhill, according to Lauderhill Lt. Mike Santiago.
Lauderhill police set up a perimeter and Plantation and Davie police officers joined the hunt. Santiago said the search came to an end about an hour later when the suspect was spotted.
“Shots rang out,” he said.
More than one officer from Davie and Plantation opened fire, he said. No Lauderhill officers were involved in the shooting, he said.
The suspect died behind the home in the 700 block of Northwest 39th Avenue. It was not clear whose home it was. A gun was recovered, Santiago said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was investigating.